Monday, August 18, and Tuesday, August 19

2–5 p.m. each day
The 2014 Public Works Stormwater Summit has so much to offer, we are holding it over two afternoons – a total of six hours of up-to-the-minute and must-know information! APWA’s Water Resources Management Committee has planned a program that features the latest approaches for stormwater planning and management in North America.


Monday, August 18, 2–5 p.m.



Volatile and changing weather patterns have increasingly turned the focus of public works professionals to renewing and strengthening infrastructure to a level of resiliency that will allow quicker recovery times, using sustainable and green infrastructure tactics. Day One of the summit will feature case studies about creating resilient and sustainable infrastructure and systems:
  • The 2013 flooding events in the Denver, Colorado, area tested the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District’s drainageway infrastructure. Examine how their two-pronged approach of good floodplain management and fixing existing infrastructure made the flood effects far less devastating.
  • The City of Welland, Ontario, completed a study in 2013 to evaluate the resiliency of its stormwater, combined sewer and municipal wastewater treatment systems. This assessment is allowing them to better manage infrastructure risk and to plan and design future systems.
  • The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is pushing scientific envelopes to position the region to achieve resilient, adaptable infrastructure systems that manage fast paced growth along with the uncertainties of climate change.


Tuesday, August 19, 2–5 p.m.



Day Two of the summit will focus on sustainable stormwater management strategies and best practices. These presentations will offer practical tools and approaches that will help you with your agency’s stormwater management responsibilities and obligations.
  • Review a demonstration of the Business Case Evaluator (BCE) economic companion tool to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System. See how it will help you prioritize capital spending for the greatest economic, environmental, and social returns.
  • Discover how the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) approaches floodplain management. Check out their strategies to see which would adapt to your region.
  • Examine the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) designs to address community needs, long-term visions for the watershed, and the ability to meet CSO consent decree requirements.

If you register for the full Congress, you may attend all or parts of the Public Works Stormwater Summit at no additional fee. However, if the issues being addressed in this summit are at the top of your need-to-know list and you are unable to attend the full Congress, you may register separately to attend the six-hour Public Works Stormwater Summit which will occur Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 2–5 p.m. each day. 

To register for the Public Works Stormwater Summit only, please fill out the registration form, or call APWA's registration company at 708-486-0705.